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I'm Alright, Just Here, 2023

by Obeka Simon

Painting : oil, pencil 42 x 40 x 1 inch


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Painting: oil, pencil

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42 x 40 x 1 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Nigeria

"I'm Alright, Just Here" is a captivating artwork that captures the viewer's attention with its tender depiction of a young girl. The artist skillfully brings the subject to life, with delicate brushstrokes and meticulous attention to detail. The girl's features are portrayed with remarkable precision, revealing a sense of innocence and vulnerability that tugs at the heartstrings.

The expression on the girl's face speaks volumes—a delicate blend of calmness and introspection. Her eyes, a window to her soul, radiate a sense of quiet strength and resilience, hinting at a pearl of wisdom beyond her years. Simon's choice to depict the girl alone, with no external distractions, creates a sense of intimacy and invites viewers to connect with her inner world.

"I'm Alright, Just Here" explores the themes of solitude, self-reflection, and the resilience of youth. The title itself offers insight into the subject's state of mind—an assurance that she is content and at peace in her own presence. It serves as a gentle reminder of the importance of finding solace within oneself, even amidst the chaos and noise of the world.

The young girl's presence in the artwork represents the universal experience of navigating the complexities of life. Her portrayal invites viewers to reflect on their own journey, prompting questions about the inner strength we possess and the moments of introspection we all seek. She becomes a mirror, reminding us to find moments of stillness and self-care, where we can gather strength and nurture our own well-being.

The muted color palette employed by Simon contributes to the contemplative mood of the artwork. Soft, earthy tones evoke a sense of serenity and harmony, further enhancing the atmosphere of quiet introspection. The artist's careful attention to the interplay of light and shadow adds depth to the girl's expression, underscoring the layers of emotion and resilience that lie beneath the surface.

Obeka Simon's artwork, "I'm Alright, Just Here," is a tender and introspective portrayal of a young girl's inner world. Through skillful technique and attention to detail, Simon captures the essence of innocence, resilience, and self-reflection.

The artwork serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of finding solace within ourselves, even amidst the chaos and challenges of life. It encourages viewers to embrace moments of solitude and self-care, where we can nurture our own emotional well-being and tap into our inner strength.

"I'm Alright, Just Here" invites us to connect with the universal experiences of resilience and self-discovery, prompting introspection and self-reflection. Obeka Simon's artwork serves as a gentle reminder that within each of us lies a wellspring of strength, waiting to be acknowledged and embraced.

In a world that often moves at a frenetic pace, "I'm Alright, Just Here" encourages us to pause, take a breath, and reconnect with our inner selves. Simon's tender portrayal of the young girl invites us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and find solace in our own presence.

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Obeka Simon

Obeka Simon

Nigeria  • 1996

Obeka Simon Edoh is a full-time studio painter based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he studied Fine Art and majored in painting. He was among the top 25 artists in the ‘’Life in My City Art Festival’’ competition in 2019 in Nigeria and also among the 10 finalists in the ‘’Next Of kin Annual Juried Art Exhibition And Competition’’ in 2022 organized by Thought Pyramid Art Center, Lagos and also participated in a group exhibition titled ‘’No Pain No Gain’’ organized by Vivid ExclsiveArt Gallery in 2022.


My fascination and obsession with the human figure can not be overly emphasized. Sometimes, I find myself spending countless hours looking at the human face. In my paintings, I hope to communicate with my viewer's life experiences and stories attached to every face I paint and each face tells a different and unique story These life experiences and stories are sometimes beautiful, joyful, sad, provoking, and educating.

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